Co-curricular Events & Activities

2023-2024 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curricular Deadlines Spring 2024

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of the event/activity (first no later than March 11, 2024, second no later than April 22, 2024

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of the event/activity; no later than April 22, 2024.

The following events are pre-approved. Check back for new events and updates frequently! For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here. Contact blake.wolf@mesacc.edu or debra.henney@mesacc.edu with any questions.

Co-Curricular Activities By Date

                    CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR Spring 2024

                      **NOTE Co-Curricular Reflections Are Due March 11 and April 22.

                        Black History Month Virtual Presentation

                        • February 29, 2024
                        • Starting at 6:00 p.m. using the Zoom Link
                        • Professor and poet Rashaun Allen will be a guest speaker, on the topic of art and identity. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Professor Jeremy Boyles will be collecting questions people may have for him in advance of the 29th so that he can fold in answers within his talking points. Please let him know if you or your students have questions to submit by emailing him at jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Overcoming Procrastination? Maybe Later…

                        • Date: Monday, March 4th, 2024, Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
                        • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                        • Description: Struggling with procrastination? This workshop focuses on why we procrastinate, the consequences of procrastination, and how to develop strategies to overcome procrastination.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Resume Writing

                        • March 5, 2024
                        • Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Learn the different parts of a resume and its purpose, discover how to market your unique skills and abilities, and how to customize your resume to the positions you are applying for to get you interviews.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Homelessness in Arizona

                        • March 5, 2024
                        • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        RECOGNIZING WOMEN WHO SPEAK UP AND ARE LEADING CHANGE IN THEIR FIELDS

                        • Tuesday, March 5, 2024, from 12 - 1 pm in room BP1N.
                        • Women's History Month recognizes women who speak up and are leading change in their fields. The Arizona Interfaith Movement (AZIFM) and Mesa Community College's Religious Studies department will honor women in world religions through a panel discussion. We invite you to participate in this program moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Ursic, Mesa faculty in Religious Studies and a noted scholar in the field of Women in Religion.
                        • Please see the Women's History Month Event Flyer for more information
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Barbie: Feminism or Fluff?

                        • In-person at Southern and Dobson
                        • Date: March 7, 2024
                        • Time: 1:30 PM -4:00 PM
                        • Location: KSC 35S, 175
                        • Host: Dr. Mary E Aldridge
                        • Description: Barbie, the 2023 film directed by Greta Gerwig, was released to both skepticism and fanfare. It has grossed more than $1.44 billion, is the 14th highest-grossing film of all time, and has been nominated for 8 Oscars. But what is this film trying to tell us? Who is it speaking to? Is it a meaningful film that tries to subvert the way Barbie and women are perceived or is it a pretty pink example of commercialism and sexism? Come to the Honors office, watch the film, and stay for the discussion. Light snacks will be provided.
                        • Sign up here to attend
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Overcoming Procrastination? Maybe Later… (Online)

                        • Date: Friday, March 8th, 2024
                        • Time: 10-11 am
                        • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                        • Description: Struggling with procrastination? This workshop focuses on why we procrastinate, the consequences of procrastination, and how to develop strategies to overcome procrastination.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        The Horrific Situation for Female Directors: Gender in Filmmaking

                        • March 19, 2024
                        • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                        • In 2008, after making history as the first woman to win Best Director for "The Hurt Locker," Kathryn Bigelow expressed her frustration to a reporter on the lack of opportunities for female filmmakers saying, "Hollywood is supposedly a community of forward-thinking and progressive people, yet this horrific situation for women directors persists. Gender discrimination stigmatizes our entire industry. Change is essential. Gender-neutral hiring is essential.” Despite her call for change little progress has been made since then. Female filmmakers continue to face fewer opportunities and harsher scrutiny compared to their male counterparts. In this civic action hour, we will delve into the history of female filmmakers and explore ongoing efforts to enhance women's presence behind the camera.
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Cover Letter Writing

                        • March 19, 2024
                        • Cover letters complement other application materials that allow you to provide a better picture of your professional self. Learn how to create and tailor your cover letter to demonstrate credibility, draw attention to specific qualifications, show how you meet the specific needs of employers, and how your goals align with the organization.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Preparing for the Second Year

                        • Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024
                        • Time: 11 am-12 pm
                        • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                        • Description: Get ready for your second year at MCC with this primer from Foundations for Student Success. Students will learn important skills to help them succeed in increasingly difficult coursework in their second year.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER FOR WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH: DR. IAESA WRIGHT

                        • Date: March, 21, 2024
                        • Time: 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
                        • Location: SC - 25 (Southern & Dobson)
                        • Hosted by: Professor Rod Golden (Cultural Science Faculty)
                        • Come join Professor Rod Golden as he interviews Dr. Iaesa Wright, a woman of purpose and persistence. a woman who changes lives with her speech and her walk. a woman who will inspire you with her words and the conviction of those words. A woman whose mere presence demands attention regardless of economic and social status.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Preparing for the Second Year (Online)

                        • Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
                        • Time: 10-11 am
                        • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                        • Description: Get ready for your second year at MCC with this helpful primer from Foundations For Student Success. Students will learn important skills to help them succeed in increasingly difficult courses in their second year.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Barbie: Feminism or Fluff?

                        • In-person at Southern and Dobson
                        • Date: March 25, 2024
                        • Time: 6:00 PM -8:30 PM
                        • Location: KSC 35S, 175
                        • Host: Dr. Mary E Aldridge
                        • Description: Barbie, the 2023 film directed by Greta Gerwig, was released to both skepticism and fanfare. It has grossed more than $1.44 billion, is the 14th highest grossing film of all time, and has been nominated for 8 Oscars. But what is this film trying to tell us? Who is it speaking to? Is it a meaningful film that tries to subvert the way Barbie and women are perceived or is it a pretty pink example of commercialism and sexism?nCome to the Honors office, watch the film, and stay for the discussion. Light snacks will be provided.
                        • Sign up here to attend
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Interviewing

                        • March 26, 2024
                        • This workshop will cover the current job market along with tips and tricks on being a successful interviewee. There will be an opportunity to review and practice general interview questions and learn strategies to provide answers that match the job description, the company, and employer expectations.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Self-Care for an A+ Lifestyle

                        • Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024
                        • Time: 12 pm-1 pm
                        • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                        • Description: We all need self-care! This workshop encourages you to learn how to prioritize self-care, weaving it into your routine. This workshop focuses on the importance self-care has on success.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Former Members of Congress Townhall

                        • March 26, 2024
                        • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                        • Moderator Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Self-Care for an A+ Lifestyle (Online)

                        • Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
                        • Time: 10-11 am
                        • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                        • Description: We all need self-care! This workshop encourages you to learn how to prioritize self-care, weaving it into your routine. This workshop focuses on the importance of self-care for success.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Branding Yourself

                        • April 2, 2024
                        • This workshop will cover self-branding and emphasize the importance of presenting a positive and professional image or impression of yourself.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Educational Barriers For Immigrants by Aliento

                        • April 2, 2024
                        • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                        • Speaker: Mario Montoya
                        • We will discuss Education Barriers faced by the Undocumented, mixed-status, and DACA population. Provide resources.
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Resume Writing

                        • April 9, 2024
                        • Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Learn the different parts of a resume and its purpose, discover how to market your unique skills and abilities, and how to customize your resume to the positions you are applying for to get you interviews.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

                        • April 9, 2024
                        • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                        • Speaker: Meghan Smart and Len Drago
                        • The Power of Community Science and Environmental Education to Help Protect Arizona's Environment (Meghan Smart)- touches on topics on how the agency works with volunteers to collect credible data to identify and fix pollution sources. Tribal relations and impact (Len Drago)- go over the power of Tribal relationships and how it's key in Arizona.
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Withstanding Adversity

                        • Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, Time: 11 am-12 pm
                        • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                        • Description: Many people struggle with adversity. This workshop encourages you to
                        • focus on your goals and accomplishments and focus on taking care of yourself to
                        • withstand adversity.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        "Sociology of Religion: A Baha'i Perspective"

                        • Date: Thursday, April 11
                        • Time: 10:30am - 11:45 am
                        • Location: SC 11E - Southern/Dobson campus
                        • MCC sociology professor, Paul Harasha, will present on the intersection of sociology, religion, engineering and his personal, professional and spiritual journey.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Spring Dance Concert

                        • April 11 or 12th at 7:30th pm, Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                        • Featuring MCC Dance Company and On Tap
                        • General Public $15, Students $10.
                        • Buy Tickets and Learn More at mesacc.edu/arts/ZBM
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                        Withstanding Adversity (Online)

                        • Date: Friday, April 12, 2024
                        • Time: 11 am-12 pm
                        • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                        • Description: Many people struggle with adversity. This workshop encourages you to focus on your goals and accomplishments and focus on taking care of yourself to \ withstand adversity.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Cover Letter Writing

                        • April 16, 2024
                        • Cover letters complement other application materials that allow you to provide a better picture of your professional self. Learn how to create and tailor your cover letter to demonstrate credibility, draw attention to specific qualifications, show how you meet the specific needs of employers, and how your goals align with the organization.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        How to Get Involved in Washington, D.C.

                        • April 16, 2024. 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                        • Speaker: Jesus Rendon
                        • Are you curious about what it's like to intern in D.C.? The current White House Intern will share his experience working at the Hill and give insight on how you could gain experience as well.
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        FINDING HOPE IN ADVERSITY

                        • Date: WEDNESDAY APRIL 17TH, 2024
                        • Time: 7:00 PM
                        • Location: MCC PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (PAC)
                        • ONE OF THE “LOST BOYS OF SUDAN”, AUTHOR OF “GOD GREW TIRED OF US”, AND FEATURED IN AWARD WINNING DOCUMENTARY TITLED “GOD GREW TIRED OF US”
                        • John Dau Lecture Flyer
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Events listed after this date are for students asked to re-submit.

                        Interviewing

                        • April 23, 2024
                        • This workshop will cover the current job market along with tips and tricks on being a successful interviewee. There will be an opportunity to review and practice general interview questions and learn strategies to provide answers that match the job description, the company, and employer expectations.
                        • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Arizona Sustainability Alliance: Think Globally, but Act Locally

                        • April 23, 2024
                        • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                        • Speaker: William Donato
                        • The presentation will discuss the history and program of Arizona Sustainability Alliance as well as provide tangible ways each person can make a difference in their community.
                        • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Co-Curricular Activities by Category (On your own time)

                        CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

                        ONLINE MUSEUMS

                        Choose an online art museum or gallery and tour their online exhibits

                        ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY

                        ATC's 2023-2024 Season.

                        HEARD MUSEUM (Visit Website for COVID-19 Updates/Restrictions)

                        Students (with ID): $9.00

                        ARIZONA OPERA

                        The 2023-2024 Season

                        During normal seasons, Rush Tickets are available at the box office, 2 hours before showtime. If seats are available, two tickets for $20.

                        "On Demand"- Watch past performances on demand.

                        MESA ARTS CENTER

                        Professional performances at the Mesa Arts Center. See website for events and admission.

                        TEMPE CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                        Professional performances at the Tempe Center for the Arts. See website for events and admission.

                        MESA GRANDE CULTURAL PARK/ARIZONA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

                        Adults: $5.00

                        BOYCE THOMPSON ARBORETUM STATE PARK

                        DESERT BOTANICAL GARDENS

                        Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
                        General Admission $14.95 - 29.95

                        MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MUSEUM

                        General Admission: $20.00

                        MCC THEATER Performances at MCC

                        Free tickets are available for honors students based on availability. Watch announcements for sign-up information.

                        i.d.e.a. MUSEUM

                        Admission: $9.00

                        Free Sundays: Quarterly.

                        MESA CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM

                        Free Admission.

                        BALLET ARIZONA

                        Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate.

                        Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

                        CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS

                        Professional performances at the Chandler Center for the Arts. See website for events and admission.

                        CHANDLER MUSEUM

                        Free Admission. Online Exhibits are available.

                        PHOENIX ART MUSEUM

                        Every Wednesday| 3 – 7 pm: Free
                        Other Days and Times (with Student ID): $16.00

                        PHOENIX SYMPHONY

                        Free tickets are available for honors students based on availability. Watch for announcements about sign-ups.
                        $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

                        Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats are available, $12 with student ID.

                        College Club: sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

                        PHOENIX THEATER

                        Rush tickets are available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats are available, $15 with student ID.

                        PUEBLO GRANDE MUSEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

                        Adults (18-54): $6.00

                        ASU GAMMAGE

                        Professional theatre performances at Gammage. See the website for performances and dates.

                        SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (SMOCA)

                        Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

                        SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST

                        Admission for 1 show: $22
                        Youth Symphony: Free

                        TEMPE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

                        Free

                        WONDERSPACES ARIZONA

                        Student Ticket: $20

                        Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition

                        Ticket prices vary

                        SYMPHONY OF THE SOUTHWEST

                        See website for 2023-2024 events and admission information.

                        CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

                        STUDENT CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS

                        Join a club on campus! Active membership and participation must be verified by the club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance." *Presidents' Scholars, submit club involvement for your 2nd co-curricular so you have time to be involved and show active participation. Honors Achievement Scholars, submit this co-curricular towards the due date so you have time to demonstrate active involvement in the club.

                        STUDENT LIFE & LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES

                        Student Life hosts events, activities, lectures, and field trips for the student body. We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page. Let us know if you think we've missed something.

                        CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

                        Get involved and join a Project Team.

                        Civic Action Council: TBA

                        Environmental Team- TBA

                        Community Service Council: TBA

                        MCC ATHLETICS

                        Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester. This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity. Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

                        MCC SPORTING EVENT

                        Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events. Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.

                        ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT

                        Veterans Heritage Project Website

                        VOLUNTEERING (Minimum of 4 hours. Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

                        Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

                        The MCC Center for Community and Civic Engagement has several virtual service opportunities available through community partners such as A New Leaf, Adams Elementary, Don't Leave Me.org, GreenLight Solutions Foundation, Resurrection Street Ministry/ Faith In Motion, Special Olympics Arizona and St. Vincent de Paul.

                        MCC SERVES - find a volunteer opportunity with a MCCCD Approved Community Partner

                        To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCCD approved community partner. The opportunities posted on MCC Serves page are all with approved community partners.

                        CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

                        Get involved and join a Project Team.

                        Community Service Council: TBA

                        Students are welcome to self-enroll in our Canvas page to get up-to-date information. Join now:
                        TBA

                        VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

                        Volunteer opportunities: Tax Preparer (training provided), Interpreter (be fluent in Spanish and English or American Sign Language and English), Site Greeter.

                        Receive training to become an IRS-qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low-income families with their tax preparation.

                        Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. Volunteers are requested to volunteer at least 25 hours during the tax season (3 hr/week).

                        Learn more and sign-up: http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer/

                        ge Projectterans Heritage Projectk

                        ACADEMIC LECTURE

                        MCCCD HONORS FORUM LECTURE SERIES

                        2023-2024 Events TBD

                        PSYCHOLOGY EVENING LECTURE SERIES

                        Stream a past MCC Psychology Evening Lecture.

                        These lectures were hosted by Psi Beta, MCC's honors psychology society. They feature prominent speakers on a variety of topics. Recordings of past live lectures are archived on the Psi Beta website.

                        TED TALKS

                        Watch a minimum of 4 Ted Talks (totaling at least 60 minutes).

                        Or listen to an episode of the Ted Radio Hour podcast. (Each episode explores a big idea through a series of Ted Talks)

                        Provide the links to the talks or podcast episode information in your Co-curricular submission.

                        FRONTLINE IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTARY

                        Watch a Frontline In-Depth Documentary on a current issue.

                        RACE, ARTS & DEMOCRACY LECTURE, ASU

                        These lectures are live, throughout the year. See ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy website for dates and topics.

                        Must RSVP, space is limited

                        ASU's SCHOOL OF EARTH AND SPACE EXPLORATION (SESE) Colloquium Series

                        Weekly public talks. Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.

                        Past lectures are available for streaming on your own time.

                        Past Co-Curricular Activities

                          The Professional Student

                          • Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
                          • Time: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Become a successful college student. This workshop focuses on the behaviors and mindset of a successful student, effective time management, and how to write professionally.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          The Professional Student (virtual)

                          • Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
                          • Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
                          • Location: Online WebEx
                          • Description: Become a successful college student. This workshop focuses on the behaviors and mindset of a successful student, effective time management, and how to write professionally.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Time Management

                          • Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
                          • Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Learn more about the skill of time management. This workshop covers what time management is, why it is important, and how you can have effective time management.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          The Fall of the Berlin Wall - A Social Science Lunchtime Lecture Series

                          • Tuesday, September 26th, 12:00- 1:00 pm, Room SC-11E Southern-Dobson Campus

                          • Learn about the history, economics, and politics of this pivotal event and its long-term impact on global freedom.
                          • Pizza is served for those who attend in person.
                          • Virtual Attendance is available via Zoom.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Cross-Cultural Variations of the Human Mind - Psi Beta's Psychology Evening Lecture Series

                          • Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 7:00 - 8:30 pm, Room SC 11E @ Southern-Dobson Campus
                          • Presented by Professor Amaranth Weiss
                          • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          The Play That Goes Wrong

                          • Oct. 6 -7, 12-13 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 7 and 14 at 2 pm, MCC Theatre 1833 W. Southern Ave
                          • Presented by MCC Theatre & Film Arts
                          • Tickets $9 and $12
                          • Learn more and buy Tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZBU
                          • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up available soon. Watch for Canvas announcement.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Eclipse Viewing

                          • Saturday, Oct. 14, 8:00 AM - 11:00 am, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus, Driveway on South side of Physical Science Building
                          • This coming Saturday, there will be a partial eclipse of the Sun visible throughout central Arizona and in the western States beyond. Here in the East Valley, the Moon will cover nearly 80% of the Sun. The eclipse begins shortly after 8:00am and lasts until 11:00am. The maximum eclipse occurs at 9:31am. To celebrate this celestial event, the Physical Science Department is inviting all students, staff, faculty, and their family and friends to a safe eclipse viewing.
                          • Note that this is a slow-moving event. You don't have to stay for the full 3 hours. For Honors Co-Curricular credit, stay and participate at least an hour. The main part of the eclipse will last from approximately 9:15 to 9:45am when the Moon will cover a significant part of the Sun.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                          An Evening with Kinosian & Blair - A Music Theatre Event

                          • Sept. 21-23 @ 7:30 PM, in the Music Blackbox Studio MCC Music Building (43) located on the North East side of the Southern & Dobson campus. Parking is free in Lot C.
                          • Tickets $25
                          • Join us for an evening of story-telling and supper as MCC offers its first Dinner and a Show-Musical Revue, sharing the hilarious and witty songs of Kinosian and Blair. Performances will be catered and will take place Black-Box style in MU3 in the MCC Music Building.
                          • Learn more and buy tickets at https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/Z2o
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Time Management (virtual)

                          • Friday, September 22, 2023, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
                          • Location: Online WebEx
                          • Description: Learn more about the skill of time management. This workshop covers what time management is, why it is important, and how you can have effective time management.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          P.O.W.E.R of Math Study Skills

                          • Date: Monday, September 25, 2023
                          • Time: 1:30 pm-2:30 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Using the method of Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink, This workshop focuses on how to be successful as you study for your math class.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Band & Orchestra Concert

                          • Oct. 3, 7 p.m. at MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern-Dobson Country.
                          • Tickets $6-8, free parking.
                          • Join us for a beautiful night of music featuring student performers led by professional musicians and educators from around the valley.
                          • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZBH
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Pizza with The Prez

                          • Thursday, October 5th from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm, Room Mesquite 200 @ MCC RED Mountain Campus
                          • Please SIGN UP to attend using this LINK
                          • Join MCC President Dr. Tammy Robinson for Lunch and Conversation
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          P.O.W.E.R of Math Study Skills (virtual)

                          • Date: Friday, September 29, 2023, Time: 10:00 am-11:00 am
                          • Location: Online WebEx
                          • Description: Using the method of Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink, this workshop focuses on how to be successful as you study for your math class.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Jazz Combo - Free Lobby Concert

                          • Oct. 5, 12 p.m., Performing Arts Center, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
                          • The Free Lobby Performance Concerts are back. Enjoy an afternoon listening to Jazz Music at the Performing Arts Center.
                          • Learn more here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZBr
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Keeping Motivated and Avoiding Burnout

                          • Thursday, October 5, 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, 2023
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Workshop Objectives: Student Achievement vs. Motivation, Motivation is on a Spectrum, Find Your Purpose, Create Moments to Reflect, and Develop Coping Skills.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Latinx Identity and Power Speaking Performance * Registration Required. Seating Limited*

                          • Thursday, October 5th, 6:00-8:00 pm, Mesa Community College Southern and Dobson Campus
                          • Register here
                          • The Office of Student Life and Leadership at Mesa Community College is proud to welcome students and community members to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month. This academic presentation delves into the historical, social, and political dimensions that have shaped the emergence and development of the Latinx identity in the United States and beyond. The lecture critically examines how Latinx individuals navigate issues of representation, agency, and societal influence, as well as how the intersectionality of race, ethnicity, gender, and class plays a significant role in shaping their experiences. Through a comprehensive analysis of academic research, historical data, and contemporary case studies, this lecture sheds light on the complexities and challenges faced by Latinx communities while emphasizing the community’s collective power and contributions to broader social, cultural, and political landscapes.
                          • Olmeca's Biography can be found here.
                          • For more information and ADA accommodations set up, please contact Erick Tanchez at 480.461.7291 or Erick.Tanchez.Jr@mesacc.edu
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Keeping Motivated and Avoiding Burnout (virtual)

                          • Friday, October 6, 2023, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
                          • Location: Online-Student Success Webpage(This link will take you to the Student Success webpage where you will find the WebEx link)
                          • Description: Workshop Objectives: Student Achievement vs. Motivation, Motivation is on a Spectrum, Find Your Purpose, Create Moments to Reflect, and Develop Coping Skills.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Civic Action Hour Virtual Sessions

                          Oct 4

                          Civil Discourse & Media Literacy

                          Avery Xola

                          A high-level overview on the best practices to discuss political issues in familiar and unfamiliar situations.

                          Oct 11

                          TBD

                          TBD

                          TBD

                          Oct 18

                          Equity for All Arizonans

                          Dr. Brian Dille

                          Equity is related to, but distinct from, equality. Equality is the practice of giving everyone identical resources and opportunities, regardless of where they start. Equity, by contrast, acknowledges that everyone’s starting position is different

                          Oct 25

                          Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative

                          TBA

                          ACASI or Arizona Child & Adolescent Survivor Initiative has a mission of fostering healing of intimate partner violence.

                          Nov 1

                          Poder Latinx

                          Nanvy Herrera

                          Their mission is to build a sustained progressive voting bloc of Latinxs in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Washington.

                          Nov 8

                          Brain Injury Alliance

                          Will Grove and Luke Fadell

                          Their mission is to improve the quality of life for everyone impacted by brain injury by providing advocacy, education, information, support, and resources, while promoting brain injury prevention

                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Career Services Professional Development Virtual Workshops

                          • Every Tuesday during the Fall 2023 semester Career Services offers various professional workshops to help you prepare for the professional world.
                          • Tuesdays at 11:00 AM & 4:00 PM
                          • Career Services Workshop PDF
                          • Click this Link to Participate in any of the Workshops Below
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Resume Writing

                          Cover Letter Writing

                          Interviewing

                          Branding Yourself

                          Oct. 3

                          Sept. 12th

                          Sept. 19th

                          Sept. 26th

                          Oct. 31

                          Oct. 12th

                          Oct. 17th

                          Oct. 24th

                          Nov. 7th

                          Nov. 14th

                          Nov. 28th

                          Flip Your Math Mindset

                          • Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 12:30-1:30 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Growth vs. Fixed Mindset (comparing and contrasting the two mindsets), The Power of Mistakes (how the brain changes and grows when we make mistakes), and Learning Strategies (strategies that you can use to shift your mindset in your math course)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Christella's Testimonial

                          • Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:00-9:15 AM
                          • Location: Red Mountain Campus Room: Community Room (M-200)
                          • Description: To honor those scholars and intellectuals who have survived domestic situations Mesa Community Colleges welcomes Christella Rivera an alumnus (2016). She will share her testimonial of triumph over tragedy, life over death, a survivor, and a thriver as she basks in her heavenly glory. She will be interviewed by Prof. Rod Golden from Cultural Sciences Sociology and African American Studies.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Flip Your Math Mindset (virtual)

                          • Friday, October 20, 2023, 10:00 am-11:00 am
                          • Location: Online-Student Success Webpage(This link will take you to the Student Success webpage where you will find the WebEx link)
                          • Description: Growth vs. Fixed Mindset (comparing and contrasting the two mindsets), The Power of Mistakes (how the brain changes and grows when we make mistakes), and Learning Strategies (strategies that you can use to shift your mindset in your math course)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

                          • When: Thursday, Oct. 26, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
                          • Location: Navajo Room, Southern, and Dobson Campus.
                          • Join us for a Self-Defense and empowerment workshop on self-defense skills, how to de-escalate tense moments, how to set clear boundaries, and safety tips you can practice daily. ⁠
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Poetry Night

                          • The creative writing program and English department at Mesa Community College are proud to welcome poet and translator Marcelo Hernandez Castillo for an evening of poetry and discussion on
                          • Thursday, October 26 starting at 6:00 p.m.
                          • This digital event can be accessed at this Zoom link using the passcode ‪768102. For more information and information about the speaker please click here.
                          • Any questions/concerns can be directed to Jeremy Broyles, at jeremy.broyles@mesacc.edu. Please join us for a memorable evening with an award-winning writer who, “[i]n the spirit of Whitman…slips in silently to lie down between the bridegroom and the bride, to inhabit many bodies and many souls, between rapture and grief.” – DA Powell
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Beyond Searching: Unlock the Power of Google Workshop

                          • When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m
                          • Location: LB 145, Southern and Dobson Campus.
                          • After the workshop, stay for lunch!
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Managing Stress and Anxiety (virtual)

                          • Friday, November 3, 2023, 10:00 am-11:00 am
                          • Location: Online-Student Success Webpage(This link will take you to the Student Success webpage where you will find the WebEx link)
                          • Description: College is intense. This workshop will give you resources to help you manage the stresses and anxieties that you may be experiencing or will experience.
                          • Managing Stress and Anxiety
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Patriots, Traitors, or Political Extremists?

                          • Monday, November 6th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
                          • Location: SC-11E
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Managing Stress and Anxiety

                          • Monday, November 6, 2023, 1:30-2:30 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: College is intense. This workshop will give you resources to help you manage the stresses and anxieties that you may be experiencing or will experience.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Pizza With the Phoenix Symphony @ MCC Red Mountain

                          • WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m
                          • WHERE: Community Room (Mesquite 200) Red Mountain MCC Campus
                          • Pizza will be served
                          • The MCC Honors Program is excited to bring back lunch with a string quartet from the Phoenix Symphony. The string quartet, set to visit our campus, is led by Dumitru Lazarescu, who plays second violin. Dumitru joined The Phoenix Symphony in the fall of 1982, after his defection in 1980 from Romania, his native country. The event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room (M200) at the Red Mountain campus on Thursday, November 9, 2023.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          EngageMe Workshops

                          • Civic Engagement Website
                          • Meeting Room: LB 145
                          • Food will be offered at all events
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Civic Action Hour Virtual Sessions

                          *Check the website link above for future events

                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Creating Credit Confidence

                          • The Financial Literacy Team is proud to present a workshop about credit, "Creating Credit Confidence." In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn what credit is, how a credit score is formulated, ways to build and maintain credit, and the best practices for using credit. There is an in-person and live online option for the workshop. Attendance will be taken at both.

                          In-Person

                          • Date: Tuesday, November 14
                          • Time: 1-2 pm
                          • Location: LB 145

                          Live Online:

                          • Date: Wednesday, November 15
                          • Time: 4-5 pm
                          • Location: Zoom
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          PSI BETA Presents: Beyond the Pill: A unique approach to Comprehensive and Collaborative mental health care

                          Presented By: Dr. Joshua Nead DO & Dr. Brigham Nicoll MD-Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist

                          • When: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023
                          • Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM
                          • Where: Southern and Dobson Campus SC:11E
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          DAY OF ACTION EVENT

                          • Date: November 16, 2023
                          • Time: 11:00 AM- 3:30 PM
                          • Location: Located outside the clock tower (EVENT FLYER)
                          • Come and learn more about the impacts the national debt has on our fiscal future and ways you can take action.
                          • Students must watch Dr. Brian Dille Speak from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM to earn co-curricular credit.
                          • Food, Raffle Prizes, Guest Speakers, Learning Activities, and More.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          See Things How We See Things

                          • Join Efrain, an MCC Social Work student, as he shares how he sees things as well as the tools he uses. Come learn how he and others incorporate technology to be independent as visually impaired individuals. See the attached Workshop Flyer
                          • Date: November 16th
                          • Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
                          • Location: Library, LB144
                          • Virtual URL
                          • Free snacks will be served if you attend in person.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Test Taking Strategies

                          • Wednesday, November 29, 2023, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Learn how to overcome test Anxiety, How to Prepare for a Test, General Test Taking Strategies, Strategies for Different Types of Tests (Multiple Choice, True or False, Matching Columns, Math), RACES – Writing Short Answers, How to Write an Essay on an Exam.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          60th Anniversary of JFK Assassination

                          • Wednesday, November 29th, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
                          • Location: SC-11E
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Test Taking Strategies (virtual)

                          • Friday, December 1, 2023, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
                          • Location: Online WebEx
                          • Description: Learn how to overcome test Anxiety, How to Prepare for a Test, General Test Taking Strategies, Strategies for Different Types of Tests (Multiple Choice, True or False, Matching Columns, Math), RACES – Writing Short Answers, How to Write an Essay on an Exam.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Phoenix Symphony at Mesa Community College

                          • Friday, January 19 - 7:30 PM
                          • Bring your family and enjoy a light-hearted concert of live music with your very own Phoenix Symphony. This free, one-hour performance is a wonderful introduction to the world of symphonic music. The concert opens with the easily recognizable Barber of Seville by Gioaccino Rossini, used in cartoons, movies, and commercials over the years. Then enjoy Manuel de Falla’s Three Dances from Three Cornered Hat, a ballet infused with traditional melodies.
                          • To get tickets, please click the link
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Self-Advocacy: Communication Skills for College Success

                          • Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024
                          • Time: 12-1 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Students will learn crucial self-advocacy skills that will help them communicate with others and navigate the world of higher education.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Self-Advocacy: Communication Skills for College Success (Online)

                          • Date: Friday, January 26, 2024
                          • Time: 10-11 am
                          • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                          • Description: Students will learn crucial self-advocacy skills that will help them communicate with others and navigate the world of higher education.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Removing Barriers with the Curb Cut Effect

                          • January 30, 2024
                          • 12:00 PM -1:00 PM
                          • Kate Mohler and Jason Reiche
                          • People with disabilities need their communities to create safe, accessible, supportive environments. Changes made to accommodate people with disabilities often end up benefiting the entire population, a phenomenon known as the curb-cut effect. Presenters will explore the curb cut effect, provide examples, and introduce the social model of disability, which encourages us to look for flaws in the environment, not in people.
                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          Increasing Your Investing IQ

                          • The Financial Literacy Team is proud to present a workshop about types of investments, "Increasing Your Investing IQ." In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to learn about different types of investments, and why investing is an important topic to start thinking about, even now. There is an in-person and live online option for both Southern/Dobson and Red Mountain campuses for the workshop. Attendance will be taken at all. Please share this opportunity with students! Increasing Your Investing IQ Flyer

                          Live Online
                          Date: Tuesday, January 30
                          Time: 4-5pm
                          Location: Zoom

                          In-Person at Southern/Dobson
                          Date
                          : Wednesday, January 31
                          Time: 2-3pm
                          Location: LB 145

                          In-Person at Red Mountain
                          Date
                          : Thursday, February 1
                          Time: 1-2 pm
                          Location: DW 226

                          Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Resume Writing

                          • February 6, 2024

                          • Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Learn the different parts of a resume and its purpose, discover how to market your unique skills and abilities, and how to customize your resume to the positions you are applying for to get you interviews.
                          • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          P.O.W.E.R of Math Study Skills

                          • Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2024
                          • Time: 1:30-2:30 pm
                          • Location: Thunderbird Think Tank (next to Testing Center @ Southern & Dobson)
                          • Description: Using the method of Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink, this workshop focuses on how to be successful as you study for your math class.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          How to Engage with the Arizona Secretary of State: Insights into the Fellowship Program, Poll Workers, and Key Details on the Presidential Preference Election.

                          • Speaker: Celina Olivas
                          • February 6, 2024
                          • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                          • This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of how individuals can actively engage with the Arizona Secretary of State. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the Secretary's Fellowship Program, learn about opportunities to contribute as poll workers and receive important details regarding the upcoming Presidential Preference Election.
                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Cover Letter Writing

                          • February 13, 2024
                          • Cover letters complement other application materials that allow you to provide a better picture of your professional self. Learn how to create and tailor your cover letter to demonstrate credibility, draw attention to specific qualifications, show how you meet the specific needs of employers, and how your goals align with the organization.
                          • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Arizona History

                          • February 13, 2024
                          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          P.O.W.E.R of Math Study Skills (Online)

                          • Date: Friday, February 9, 2024
                          • Time: 10-11 am
                          • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                          • Description: Using the method of Prepare. Organize. Work. Evaluate. Rethink, this workshop focuses on how to be successful as you study for your math class.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Interviewing

                          • February 20, 2024
                          • This workshop will cover the current job market along with tips and tricks on being a successful interviewee. There will be an opportunity to review and practice general interview questions and learn strategies to provide answers that match the job description, the company, and employer expectations.
                          • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Black History Month Presentation

                          • Wednesday, February 21 in M200 starting at 1:00 pm.
                          • One of our Student Ambassadors, Cy'anne Beasley is hosting an event tomorrow in celebration of Black History Month, entitled the Roots of Salsa. She'll be sharing information about how the Salsa genre of music and dance finds its origins in West Africa and the Caribbean. There will also be various Caribbean snacks to sample, as well as a chance to learn and practice some basic dance moves.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          I Didn't know that!

                          • February 20, 2024
                          • 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                          • Beverely Elliott from the African American Museum of Southern Arizona will share Historical Impact.
                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                          University Transfer (Southern and Dobson)

                          • Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2024
                          • Time: 1:30-3 pm
                          • Location: LA 3N
                          • Description: Connect with MCC staff and university representatives to learn more about transfer opportunities, requirements, procedures, financing your path, and application assistance. Presented by Foundations for Student Success.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          University Transfer (Red Mountain)

                          • Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2024
                          • Time: Session 1: 12:30-2 pm, Session 2: 2-3:30 pm
                          • Location: DW 133
                          • Description: Connect with MCC staff and university representatives to learn more about transfer opportunities, requirements, procedures, financing your path, and application assistance. Presented by Foundations for Student Success.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          University Transfer (Virtual)

                          • Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
                          • Time: 10-11 am
                          • Location: Online (WebEx Link)
                          • Description: Connect with MCC staff and university representatives to learn more about transfer opportunities, requirements, procedures, financing your path, and application assistance. Presented by Foundations for Student Success.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Branding Yourself

                          • February 27, 2024
                          • This workshop will cover self-branding and emphasize the importance of presenting a positive and professional image or impression of yourself.
                          • Link to Both Workshops at 11 am and 4 pm
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          How to talk about Politics and Get Informed

                          • February 27, 2023, 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM
                          • Speaker: Avery Xola
                          • 2024 Election Overview.
                          • Civic Action Hour (This link will take you to the Civic Action Hour page where you will find the Zoom link)
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                          Band & Orchcetra Concert

                          • February 27, at 7 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa AZ, 85202
                          • Join us for Band & Orchestra Concert featuring student performers merging different music styles led by professional musicians and educators from around the valley.
                          • Students $6, General Public $8.
                          • Learn more and buy tickets at mesacc.edu/arts/go/kue
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                          Career Conversations Panel

                          • Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2024
                          • Location: SC-11
                          • Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm.
                          • The Political Science & History Association (an MCC student organization) is co-hosting a "Career Conversations Panel". Local professionals will come and speak to the students about career paths, breaking into the field, and what education and skills are needed to achieve success in the workplace.
                          • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement